MODERN MUZE MOMENT: NGUDJU & MWANINI MAKANGIRA, FOUNDERS OF OWN YOUR GLOW
Ngudju and Mwanini Makangira, our featured Modern Muze's, have a beautifully authentic approach to wellness and wholeness. Currently living in Uganda through Covid, Ngudju and Mwanini are sisters (and best friends), who were born and raised in the Netherlands and have created a platform that allow users to explore yoga, meditation, and self-love from a place of healing one's whole self. Their journey to inspire wellness has been both real and raw, as both Ngudju and Wanini received a difficult health diagnosis (Lymes Disease and Multiple Sclerosis), and had to battle their way to health by discovering what mind and body practices work best for them. Gratefully, they share the wellness knowledge they gained through their journey with us through applications, teaching classes, and sharing uplifting content.
Read their inspiring answers to our MODERN MUZE MOMENT questions, below:
MODERN MUZE MOMENT with NGUDJU & MWANINI MAKANGIRA
What do you love about being a woman?
The feminine energy we, as women possess, is so powerful and unique to every single one of us. This energy is what we adore about being a woman.
Being a woman, gives us the beautiful experience to bring life into the world, to be soft and caring for those around us and this is all a part of who we naturally are.
The part of us that loves to take care of our environment is what makes us so powerful and resilient!
How do you embrace your vulnerabilities?
NGUDJU & MWANINI MAKANGIRA
As women we face tremendous pressure from society to conform to a roll they insist on us. When we want to follow our own heart, or goals, our minds are filled with fear of the hardships we might encounter along the way, this often causes us to stop before we have even begun.
We used to have plenty of people in our environment placing doubtful thoughts into our minds, we feel it was because we fully accepted every aspect of ourselves that we were able to move forward regardless. The confidence we had in ourselves and in our lives was stronger than the fear and doubts others tried to project onto us.
Dealing with chronic illnesses and learning to live with these diseases have helped us embrace who we are and what our bodies are capable of. It helped us realize that we are capable of much more as long as we believe in ourselves. Surrounding ourselves with people who equally believe in our purpose and want to support has given us an environment where we feel safe and accepted as well, making it possible for us to be free in every way.
What is your most powerful and authentic quality and what qualities do you admire most in other women?
We as women are unstoppable when we want to protect that what we hold dear.
May that be our family, our purpose/goals or Mother Earth, we fight until we find peace for the things and people that are important to us, including ourselves!
Not to mention our intelligence and ability to be so carefully lead by our intuition. Men love to think we let our emotions lead us, but our decision making is a beautiful combination of reasoning and empathy, which is a quality not many people possess.